George Clifton Coles

#1067, b. 10 Feb 1895, d. 24 Apr 1953
Last Edited:4 Feb 2016
FatherJoseph Berot Coles b. 24 Oct 1855, d. 5 Nov 1930
MotherElla Pike b. Mar 1866, d. before 14 Jan 1911
RelationshipGrandson of Benjamin Lippincott Coles Sr.

Outline of Life Events:

BirthGeorge Clifton Coles was born on 10 Feb 1895 at Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, LA.1,2
Census1900, sonHe was enumerated as the son of Joseph B. Coles (given age 46) on the 1900 Census at St. Martin Parish, LA.1
DraftRegClifton Coles was required to register for the first draft of World War I, held on 5 Jun 1917. At that time, he was living in Vivian, Caddo Parish, LA. He was an engineer in a gasoline plant for Producers Oil Company. Clifton was described as short and of medium build, with blue eyes and black hair. He was single with no dependents.2
MilitaryGeorge Clifton Coles enlisted with the U.S. Army during World War I.3
Marriage LicenseHe and Nora Castille obtained a marriage license on 9 Jan 1918 at St. Martin Parish, LA.4
MarriageGeorge Clifton Coles married Nora Castille on 16 Jan 1918 at St. Martin Parish, LA. Witnesses were George Green, Simeon Broussard, and J. B. Coles. Marriage was solemnized by Rev. A. M. Rochard, rector.4,5
DeathGeorge Clifton Coles died at age 58 on 24 Apr 1953 in St. Landry Parish, LA.6


  1. [S463] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. St. Martin Parish. population schedule.
  2. [S273] "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918."
  3. [S26] Betty Pourciau. St. Martin Parish History. Baton Rouge, LA: Le Comite' des archives de la Louisiane, 1985.
  4. [S297] St. Martinville Courthouse, St. Martinville, LA, USA. Original marriage license.
  5. [S1] Holy Bible. Hartford: Silus Andrus and Son, 1853. Benjamin Lippincott Coles Family. Held by Henrietta Stumpf, Arkansas.
  6. [S169] Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1960. Website. Online…